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Ullapool (GB) - Newcastle (GB)

08 September - 15 September 2021

7 days, Blue Clipper

From € 1434,-

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per person in twin en-suite: € 1434,-

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Blue Clipper:
Ullapool (GB) - Newcastle (GB)

08 September - 15 September 2021

Set sail from Ullapool to Newcastle on this 7 night classic hands on sailing adventure. Join the Blue Clipper for a late summer adventure and lear all the skills necessary to sail a 3-masted Schooner. Steer the ship, handle sails, keep a lookout, tie some knots and assist in the day to day duties on board. Make new friends, sing shanties, enjoy sunsets at sea and the feeling of being one with nature. For Windseekers aged 15+ (ages 9-15 accompanied by a guardian at request).

Ports

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

Newcastle upon Tyne is a city on the River Tyne, on the North East coast of England, named after a castle built in the 11th century. You can climb the famous castle that gave the city its name and enjoy the beautiful vistas from the top. Take a walk around the quayside, with its numerous charming bridges and eclectic mix of cafes and bars. Take a guided tour of the Victoria Tunnel built in 1842. If you prefer to stay on the ground, you must visit the Jesmond Dene Park.

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Newcastle (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 September 2021 - 15 September 2021
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

You sail on the Blue Clipper

Shipping type: Three masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Malta
Date built: 1991
Trainees: 20
Length: 44m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 675m2

Tall Ship Blue Clipper is a spacious and luxuriously furnished three masted Topsail Schooner.  In the construction of the hull, modern elements are mixed with traditional ones, such as a clipper bow, an elegant yacht stern and a long ballast …

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Windseeker logs

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.